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Former student honored for AIA service with 2016 Kemper Award

Former student earns 2017 Kemper Award for service to AIA

posted December 14, 2016
For significant contributions through service to the American Institute of Architects, including his "uncanny ability to recruit, mentor, and involve others in projects and causes," Ron Skaggs ’65, chairman emeritus of HKS Inc. was honored with the group's 2016 Edward C. Kemper Award.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Nominations for outstanding alumni due March 1, 2017

posted December 13, 2016
Nominations for the 2017 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by March 1, 2017. “This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”
Belgium honors Texas A&M alum, hero who fought in World War II

WWII hero, alum Peña honored by Belgian princess

posted December 8, 2016
Former Aggie corpsman William Merriweather Peña '42, who led a heavy weapons platoon through dense, snow-covered European forests in the Battle of the Bulge, was presented with one of Belgium's highest honors at a Dec. 7, 2016 Rudder Theatre ceremony.
LAND major’s poinsettia design adorns Starbucks holiday cups

Starbucks’ holiday cups adorned with LAND major's design

posted December 7, 2016
The unveiling of Starbucks’ 2016 holiday cups, an event eagerly anticipated by coffee fans throughout the world, included a cup featuring intricately-drawn poinsettias created by Christina Anderson, an senior landscape architecture student at Texas A&M.
Architecture college grads lead 14 companies in 2016 Aggie 100 list

College alums head 14 Aggie 100 firms

posted November 17, 2016
Twenty former students from the Texas A&M College of Architecture lead 14 companies in the 2016 Aggie 100, a list of the fastest-growing firms owned or led by Aggie graduates compiled annually for the Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
Grad student studying effects of  physician, nurse interactions on level of emergency room care

Study eyes effect of ER doctor-nurse interface on patients

posted November 16, 2016
Arsalan Gharaveis, a Texas A&M architecture Ph.D. student, is investigating the impact of physician-nurse interactions on emergency room patient care with help from a $7,500 Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Legacy Fellowship.
Valley city fiscal plans informed by Ph.D. student-led discussions

Ph.D. student-led talks informing valley fiscal plans

posted November 11, 2016
Small business owners and community leaders in Brownsville, Texas, identified their community’s economic strengths and weaknesses in a series of discussions hosted by Edna Ledesma, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student.
Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA chapter

Former students’ firm earns top honor from Houston AIA

posted November 11, 2016
Described as a “powerhouse” in Houston architecture, studioMET, a design/build firm led by former environmental design students Stephen Andrews and Shawn Gottschalk, earned 2016 Firm of the Year honors from Houston AIA.
DI taps Li as top U.S. educator, ranks landscape architecture programs among nation’s best

Li, TAMU LAND programs listed among U.S.' best

posted October 11, 2016
A global network of design, product and construction leaders named Ming-Han Li, professor of landscape architecture, one of the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016-17 and ranked Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs among the nation’s elite.
Ph.D. student’s new algorithms hasten virtual fire simulations

Student's algorithms expedite virtual fire scenario simulations

posted October 4, 2016
New algorithms that dramatically shorten the time it takes to perform virtual building fire simulations developed by Chengde Wu, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, can help architects make data-driven decisions to improve fire safety in their building designs.
Transportation prof’s leadership, research earns regent’s award

Prof’s transportation research earns honor from system regents

posted September 20, 2016
The Texas A&M University System Regents honored Katie Turnbull, a member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty, for her research that has led to improvements in the U.S. transportation system.
Ph.D. Arch student developing first set of tools to evaluate healing gardens at hospitals

Student creates tools to assess hospital healing gardens

posted September 20, 2016
Naomi Sachs, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is developing the first set of standardized, tested set of tools to evaluate hospital healing gardens’ effects on patients’ health.
Health design center presents prof with 2016 ‘changemaker’ honor

Prof’s professional, academic efforts earn design group honor

posted August 25, 2016
For his many achievements as a healthcare facility designer and educator, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture, earned the Changemaker award from the Center for Health Design, a group of designers and healthcare professionals.
Grad CoSci student investigating method for improved 3-D models

Grad CoSci student studying method for improved 3-D models

posted August 25, 2016
A graduate Texas A&M construction science student introduced a better technique for creating 3-D models of building interiors using a process known as photogrammetry, which employs software to render models from photographs.
College of Architecture names new executive associate dean

College names Jourdan new executive dean

posted August 25, 2016
Beginning in fall 2016, Dawn Jourdan, an experienced academic administrator, land use attorney and urban planning educator, will help lead the Texas A&M College of Architecture as the college’s executive associate dean.